New York City taxis could get tablet computers

File of a New York City cab (AP Photo)

February 21, 2012 5:26:47 AM PST
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission may replace Taxi TVs in 50 cabs with iPads or other tablet computers.

The New York Times says the commission is weighing a proposal by Square, a mobile payment company based in San Francisco.

If approved, the pilot program would allow riders to play computer games and swipe a credit card at any point in their trip.

Square is expected to make a formal presentation to the taxi commission at a meeting on March 1.

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